The Long Night of the Sciences at Fraunhofer IIS

Following a prolonged break due to the pandemic, guests were once again able to experience research face to face in the tri-city area of Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen

On May 21, 2022, the Long Night of the Sciences gave knowledge-hungry adults and the next generation of scientists the chance to experience research up close and learn more about the trends that will shape the future. It was the tenth time that state and city institutions and associations joined universities, institutes and research-focused companies in opening their doors to the public. Visitors got to look over researchers’ shoulders and gain insights into their day-to-day work. Fraunhofer IIS took part in the event at three locations: New on the program was the recently opened AI showroom in Nuremberg’s Augustinerhof, where guests could learn more about artificial intelli- gence through a wide range of exhibits and interactive experiences.

Fraunhofer IIS headquarters in Erlangen-Tennenlohe presented highlights including smart screw connections, an escape game, a driving simulator that detects when the driver is overtaxed, and audio technologies that are popular the world over. And visitors to the Development Center X-ray Technology in Fürth got to take a look inside both tiny and massive objects – from crop plants to sections of aircraft.